Cancer Misdiagnosis

Massachusetts Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys, Personal Injury Lawyers – Gilman Law LLP

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Cancer medical malpractice cases arise when a health care provider fails to properly identify or diagnose a malignant tumor or commence treatment.   Unfortunately, with most insurance carriers you are required to first visit your primary health care physician before any referral to a specialist can take place.  Your primary health care physician is a general practicioner and may fail to detect symptoms or act on a specific complaint.  Given the progressive nature of many types of cancers, failure to make a timely referral or order preliminary diagnostic testing could have a significant impact on the patient’s health.

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Cancer Misdiagnosis

The most common types of cancer misdiagnosis can occur when:

  • A begign tumor is identified as malignant
  • A malignant mass is identified as begign
  • Misclassification of a malignant tumor
  • A cancerous lesion is not identified during a biopsy
  • Failure to refer patient to a specialist
  • Mishandling of specimens by pathalogy
  • Improperly read pathology reports
  • Failure of the physician to adequately screen, diagnosis or follow-up with patient

Most Common Types of Cancer Misdiagnosis

Medical professionals most commonly diagnosis the following types of cancer:

  • Breast
  • Cervical and Ovarian
  • Colon/Rectal
  • Hemopoietic
  • Lung and Thoracic
  • Melanoma/Skin
  • Prostate

Legal Help for Cancer Misdiagnosis Victims

Through experience and education, the Massachusetts cancer misdiagnosis attorneys of Gilman Law LLP can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your diagnosis and medical treatment and successfully pursue claims on behalf of the injured.  The Massachusetts personal injury lawyers of Gilman Law LLP will investigate the facts and determine whether or not you have a right to compensation.

If you were misdiagnosed, it is critical that you contact a experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.  The Massachusetts cancer misdiagnosis attorneys at Gilman Law LLP understand the intricacies of this area of law and have helped people who have been the victim of a misdiagnosis  receive compensation to get their lives back in order.  We will determine if you are within the applicable statute of limitations, whether a proper diagnosis or treatment would have changed the outcome or course of treatment, whether the patient suffered a compensable injury, and whether the medical professional failed to meet the appropriate standard of care under the circumstances.

Our experienced attorneys are skilled at evaluating the factors of a personal injury and will help to ensure a fair and appropriate compensation for your injuries. If you have suffered from a cancer misdiagnosis, we will work hard to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Please complete our free consultation form online or call (888) 252-0048 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Massachusetts Accident Injury Attorneys.